About Us

 
Bound by Passion. Bursting with eXcitement

autoX,fuelled by passionate motoring junkies since September 2006, is the fastest growing automotive lifestyle publication & portal in India.

Our reviews meet the highest standards of editorial quality & integrity – and we’re fortunate that readers rate the quality of our content among the best in the motoring world globally.

Through our comprehensive tests and unique features, we strive to put our readers in the driver’s seat of the most exciting industry in the country. Everything we do is driven by: Heart. Soul. Passion. Emotion.

Comnet Publishers Pvt. Ltd. (an ISO 9001:2008 & 14001:2004 certified company) is a part of the leading Exhibitions India Group – a trade promotion group established in 1987.

OUR TEAM

 

DHRUV BEHL
Dhruv founded autoX in 2006 with little clue of what lay ahead. Driven by a passion for anything on four wheels and a stubborn will to succeed, he moulded a team as pig-headed as him to create a medium that could adequately communicate the magnificence of the automobile to an unsuspecting audience. Today, autoX stands for independence, candidness, and objectivity – but, most of all, for heart & soul. And that’s one ingredient that has to come from within. Be warned, however, it is infectious!

ISHAN RAGHAVA
Assistant Editor with autoX, Ishan has great technical and practical knowledge, and his life-long love for cars has seen him devote some of the best years of his youth to a perhaps wasteful, yet satisfying, pursuit of his obsession with automobiles. He has worked with lifestyle publishing brands as a freelance / consultant for over 5 years and as a part of the autoX team for 3 years.

ASHISH JHA
Editor Auto at NDTV Digital & Contributing Editor with autoX, Ashish has been a motoring and travel journalist for a decade. He was a race car driver and raced in the FISSME class. Professionally, he has worked as a trade consultant and analyst with several agencies and media houses. He has a creative bent of mind and is passionate about photography and travel.

JARED SOLOMON
Jared’s love for automobiles started at a young age, when he first got behind the wheel of his dad’s Gypsy – he has since been fascinated with jeeps and pick-up trucks, and has an undying affection for old Cadillac’s. Once he was introduced to dirt-biking, he instantly became a die-hard motorcycle enthusiast. Jared has toured across the US, Europe & India.

SHAHWAR HUSSAIN
Shahwar specializes in hard-core adventure motorcycling around the isolated and mysterious parts of North East India. He’s been involved with automobiles on many different levels for as long as he can remember. Since his youth, he’s been collecting as well as restoring cars and motorcycles. Shahwar has also travelled extensively around India – and he continues to work as a travel writer and an automotive journalist.

VINAYAK PANDE
Vinayak is a walking, talking motorsports encyclopaedia when it comes to motorsports. He’s worked as a motorsports journalists for more than 6 years, and he’s travelled the world to closely follow F1, Moto GP and rallying – even if it’s on his own time. Vinayak is also an expert on Indian motorsports, and he has extensively covered F1 in India and has interviewed some of the sports most famous personalities.

KARL PESKETT
A passionate writer, editor, and driver, Karl is the go-to man when it comes to four wheels. Karl’s focus is on luxury and sports brands as he contributes to influential international magazines, with a demographic oriented towards high-end vehicles. Whether it’s for his sense of humour, ability to conduct a deep technical analysis, or just provide an opinionated rant, Karl is a man who simply tells it like he sees it!

JENS MIENERS
Based in Germany and in New York, Jens is one of the foremost international motor journalists. Jens has covered the automotive industry from the business, product and technological perspective for the past 16 years. He writes for a number of highly respected global outlets and serves as a director on the steering committee of the World Car Awards. Jens owns a collection of classic cars of the 1970’s and 80’s.wheels.

KUNAL SHAH
Kunal’s knowledge and in-depth understanding of the sport of F1 knows no bounds. Kunal lives, breathes, and eats F1. He has been a part of the sport in multiple ways. First as a racer, then as a team manager – thereafter the taking jump into a corporate role and exploring challenging profiles, and kick-starting motorsport verticals for India’s top organizations.

KAPIL VASHIST
Moving the electronic mouse randomly on his desk, Kapil brings the magazine to life through creative layouts and art direction. This has helped autoX become the most visually captivating auto magazine in India. He has an experience of 15 years in the realm of art, design and photography. Most often, you’ll find him behind his Canon 70-200 IS II lens.